What's Happening at C. H. Booth Library

Hack Newtown

Meets in the Makers' Corner, second floor from 7:00 to 8:00 on Tuesdays, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, and 1/9. If you have or are trying to get a Network +, Security+, CCNA, CEH, CISSP, CHFI etc., let’s get together and expand on our knowledge by cooperating in lectures, hands-on labs and group discussions about all things network/computer security and forensics-related. Meetings will include technical hand-outs, penetration testing labs to try out various security tools and scenarios, updates ...

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DIY Crafts for Teens - Clothespin Snowflakes

Tuesday, December 12th from 3:45-4:45 pm.  For grades 6 and up. Drop-ins welcome.  Meets in Makers' Corner.

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Story Time and craft with author, Sara Videtto

Author, Sara Videtto, will host a story time featuring her book, "Turtle's First Winter," Wednesday, December 13th at 1pm. Following the reading, children will make a craft.  For ages 3-6.  Copies of Sara's book will be available for purchase following the program.

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Teen Writing Group

A peer led teen writing group meets every Wednesday in the Antiques Room on the third floor from 4:30-6:30 pm. All are welcome.

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Winter Needle Felting With Katie

Thursday, December 14th from 4:00 to 5:30 in the Meeting Room. Learn to make a small animal or ornament using a special burred needle and colored wool. Needle felting is sociable, relaxing and fun. There is a $6.oo materials fee. Please register.    

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Music Dynamics with Brad Peterson

Join Newtown resident and music educator, Brad Peterson, Friday mornings:  October 27th, November 3rd, November 17th, and December 8th and December 15th at 11:30 am in the library meeting room. Mr. Peterson spent 38 years teaching and developing music programs for the Monroe public schools.  "Music Dynamics" features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories, and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, ...

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Multisensory Play Group

Play group meets monthly on the following Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30am:       October 14th, November 18th, and December 16th. Children ages 2 1/2 -5, (in all stages of developmental abilities), along with an adult partner are welcome.  Children will engage in a variety of sensory and language rich activities under the guidance of a certified Speech and Language Pathologist and an Occupational Therapist.  The professionals will assist parents and children with strategies to ...

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DIY Crafts for Teens - Mason Jar Snow Globes

Tuesday, December 19th from 3:45-4:45 pm. Meets in Makers' Corner.

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Animal Embassy presents: Preparing for Winter

Hands-on live animal program on Tuesday, December 26th at 3:00pm in the library meeting room.  Animals prepare for winter in a variety of ways. Animal Embassy will explore the concepts of hibernation, migration, brumation and adaptation to illustrate the various ways animals prepare for the challenges of the winter season. Meet a variety of animal ambassadors up close and personal. For ages 4 and up. Register online.

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Puppet Play: The Little Red Hen

Tuesday, December 27th at 1pm in the library meeting room, Lionheart Puppets presents:  "The Little Red Hen." So much to do and little time to do it in! How is Ms. Hen ever going to get her famous cookies made in time for the bake sale? Maybe if she could get her friends to help.... Based on the classic story, The Little Red Hen is a lesson in learning to help others. For ages 3-8.  Register online.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker, between 4:30 and 5:30 pm:  Wednesday, December 27th or Thursday, December 28th  in the children's story hour room. Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown. Tucker was rescued after undergoing major throat surgery when he was a puppy so he needs to wear a ...

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Victorian Tea

Sunday, January 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 in the Meeting Room. You are invited for tea and treats, and a talk on Victorian Fashion by textile expert Susan J. Jerome. Dressing up is optional but appreciated. Please sign up so we know how many scones the cook must bake.

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Creative Writing - Fiction (for grades 6-8)

Meets on Tuesdays (Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30) from 6-8 pm with Wally Wood, author and teacher. All sessions will allow time for writing and sharing stories as well as one-on-one communication between adults and young people. By signing up for the first class, you will be signed up for the five week series.

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Soccer Skills for Little Feet for ages 3-5

Coach Tony Viscuso will introduce children to basic soccer skills while promoting coordination and cooperative play, Wednesday afternoons 3:35-4:15, January 10th through May 30th in the library meeting room.  Open to children ages 3-5 with an adult partner.  Register your child for each date they plan to attend.  Parents do not need to register, but must remain with their child during the program.

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Intro to 3D Printing

Join us for an introductory session on how to use our 3D Afinia printers After attending one of these classes you may sign up for an individual session to make your own 3D object. Meets on the second floor in the chbMAKERS' Corner. For ages 12 to adult Monday, December 4 from 3-4 pm Monday, December 11 from 3-4 pm                  

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Young Adult Council Meeting

Next meeting is Monday, December 18,  3:45-5:15 pm - Holiday Party The Young Adult Council (for grades 6-12) meets during the school year to plan YA programs, volunteer, decorate, design displays and help make C.H.Booth Library a welcoming library to teens. Meets in the Meeting Room of the library. And, of course, there will always be snacks!  Please come! It's more fun if YOU'RE there! Meeting Dates for 2017-18 School Year September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, ...

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Computer Tutor

Mondays 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Get one-on-one computer help on Mondays.
Sign up at the Reference Desk or schedule an appointment by calling 203-426-8552 or emailing boothref@chboothlibrary.org

Visit the Little Book StoreLittleBookStoreChildrensActivities
Books, gifts and more from the Friends of the C. H. Booth Library.
On the second floor of the library, across from the new books.

Check out the selection of Children’s Activities books!


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